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SUSTAINABILITY

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MCreativeJ: Modern Embroidery That’s On Point

“I love using texture and color, which has drawn many makers to my work and inspired them to give embroidery a try.” – Melissa, founder of MCreativeJ.

Harebell Boutique: Where Sustainability Is The Height Of Fashion

“It’s all about re-educating people towards smarter consumption. Showing them different is not only possible but easy to do!” – Denise, founder of Harebell Boutique.

Our Journey Towards Circularity

As part of noissue's sustainability roadmap, one of the areas we've chosen to focus on is circularity. Here's how we're working to become more circular.

Fred Lanthier and Her Universe of Charming Art

"The most important thing is to have fun while creating! I keep telling myself to continue to work and find new ways to get inspired." Fred Lanthier

The Gladdest Thing: Encouragement through Stationery and Home Goods

"To me, sustainability means recognizing my impact on the planet—both environmentally and economically—and being intentional about that impact." Mac Ford, founder of The Gladdest Thing

LollyPop’s Catwalk: Feline Fashion with Cat-titude

“My goal is to give pets and their humans a fashionable way to stay connected.” – Hannah, founder of LollyPops Catwalk.

PonkyWots: Celebrating Uniqueness Through Quirky Art

“Create something that you enjoy making and don’t worry about what others may think.” – PonkyWots founder, Jade.

Hardy Homemade: Precious Little Dolls from Upcycled Heirloom Fabrics

"I hope to be an example to others on sustainable living." – Lexie, Founder of Hardy Homemade

Musical Instrument Needs Made Easy with Simply for Strings

"Sustainability to us means the quality of the products being so present you can both see it, and hear it. It means instruments that last a lifetime, and can be handed down to the next generation." Simply For Strings

Maidfetish: Pins Representing Art and Self-Expression

"I like to be able to express my love for lingerie and female form via art." Jem of Maidfetish

Embody Bee: Approaching Bees with Love and Respect

"I strive to create a kind of mutual relationship with bees, a sort of sensual and spiritual love affair." Emily, founder of Embody Bee

Captain Gee: Bright, Bold, Sustainable Clothes for Kids

"I believe a well-thought packaging will connect a brand more with the consumers in creating a fun experience." Fasihah, founder of Captain Gee

Sharing the Happy through Embroidery with Pastel Atelier

"It’s important to shape the present in such a way that a future worth living is possible." Betül, founder of Pastel Atelier

Swapping sustainably with The Swoondle Society

Jen Zuklie, founder of The Swoondle Society talks about striking the balance between leading with sustainability and building an approachable, joyful brand.

Bopotin: Cloth Nappies for a Worry-free Future

"My take on things is to convert most parents to cloth diapers because a baby alone uses a ton of disposable diapers!" Marine, founder of Bopotin

Maroc the Label: Celebrating Women with Carefully Handmade Sandals

"I think the effects of fast fashion and factory-made objects are finally being realized. I value knowing the origins & impacts of my purchases." Georgia, founder of Maroc the Label

Cultural Comfort Dishes with The Stock Pot

"Make food that you love, that you would pay for. That sounds cliche, but connecting with food is what brings people together." Ian and Courtney of The Stock Pot

Side by Side: Eco-Conscious EDC for the Busy and Always On-the-Go

"Inspired by today’s digital nomad, we make products that are smart and functional to help streamline any journey, from daily commute to long-haul travels." Antoine, founder and CEO of Side by Side

Mary Sanche: Hand-painted Stationeries Inspired by Earth's Natural History

"I think that I just have too many ideas and too much love of art and design that I have to share it with the world, through the products I create." Mary Sanche

Slowing down with Seed & Sprout

We caught up with Audrey Gater, Seed & Sprout's Head of Marketing, to chat home-composting tips, new product development, and why they launched an online publication.

Quinn's Pins: Buying and Collecting to Designing Her Own

"Designing a product and seeing people wanting to have one of their own feels so rewarding, and I love seeing my products making people smile." Ella, founder of Quinn's Pins

DrawInk Designs: Magnifying Joy with Patterns and Doodles

"I take inspiration from the world around me. So much of my work is pattern-based, and I find inspiration in the little things, especially in nature." Georgie, founder of DrawInk Designs

Kandilá Candle & Co: Resonating with Culture and Bringing Back Memories of Home

"As cheesy as it is, we go by the saying of 'when you love what you do, everything else follows' and I'm convinced that's one of the key foundations when starting a business or with anything really," Ana of Kandilá Candle & Co

untold: Putting the Spotlight on BIPOC Entrepreneurs

"untold’s mission is to create meaningful experiences by promoting BIPOC entrepreneurs and their brands to build a more socially and environmentally inclusive economy," Joleen and Jackie of untold

Beautiful Handmade Accessories with KTT Studios

"If you find passion and joy in what you do, do not let any mistakes nor any small tribulation cause you to abandon it. It is important that you love making the art you do more than anything else," Kim, Founder of KTT Studios

pēpi collection: Reusable Cloth Nappies for Babies of Today and Tomorrow

"We wanted to create a great unpacking experience for our customers. Our products are sustainable and reusable, so we also wanted this reflected in the packaging," Daniella, Founder of pēpi collection

The 10 Best Sustainable Packaging Design Ideas to Try in 2021

If your brand doesn't have sustainable packaging already, 2021 is your year. Here's 10 ideas on how to get started.

Bleu Carmin: The Beauty of the World in Watercolor

"I want to make people aware of the beauty of our land." Andrea, founder of Bleu Carmin

Introducing Our Sustainability Framework for 2021

Sustainability has always been at the core of noissue, but we feel we are only just getting started. Join us this year as we look to be even better for our customers, our communities, and the planet we all live in!

My Meraki: Handpicked Items that Add Value to Your Life

"2020 served up some challenges, but also allowed me to create, and find ways to give to others," Kate Bickford, founder of My Meraki

Skincare that Makes You Feel Clean & Safe with Gloss: The Green Beauty Counter

"Everything you put on your body, your body absorbs, and we want to educate more customers on green beauty so they can live a happier & healthier lifestyle!" Gloss: The Green Beauty Counter

BASICS Equestrian: Simplifying Your Horse Riding Needs

"My vision is to take BASICS from our current startup phase to an equestrian brand that carries a full line of affordable horse wear and size-inclusive equestrian wear." Caroline, founder of BASICS Equestrian

Ovette: Sparking Adventure with Nostalgic Childrenswear

"We’re too small to change the behemoth fashion industry alone, but little brands like mine are collectively moving the needle forward towards sustainable practices and accountability," Angela Wator, founder of Ovette

Populace Coffee: By Coffee Lovers for Coffee Lovers

"...we’re like that one cool history teacher, or cool art teacher you had that wanted to see you succeed, but still connected with you on a level that made you feel like an adult, and not just another 'student'." Dave, co-owner and creative lead at Populace Coffee

Creatives: Alice Allum Design x Kate Lowney

“Kate sent across a few initial images of the type of design she was interested in –a minimalist design with muted colours. From here Kate allowed me to have quite a bit of freedom in the design." - Alice

Ad Astra the Label: Sustainable Loungewear for the Stylish

"We truly want to provide items that our customers will want to keep forever (but that won’t stay on the planet forever)," Ad Astra the Label

Germantown Laundromat: Helping the Community Live Sustainably

"The issue of climate change can often feel overwhelming, so we wanted to bring hope and possibility to this important issue in a digestible way." Germantown Laundromat

Creating earth-friendly children's clothing with Mon Coeur

Meet Louise Ulukaya, founder of Mon Coeur, a brand that creates earth-friendly clothing for kids. Read on to hear how Mon Coeur is bringing sustainable innovation to children's apparel.

Ivna Lins: Sharing Good Vibes with Playful Art

"There's so much to be grateful for and so much to do. We have to focus on that and be gentle and kind to ourselves and others!" Ivna Lins

Socorro Society: Turning Fabric Scraps to Sustainable Fashion

"I wanted all of our packaging to be recyclable and not have a big impact on the environment, because what's the point of having a sustainable business if you’re not truly sustainable." Lauren, founder of Socorro Society

Art Jiu Jitsu Life: Combining the Beauty of Art and Sports

"You simply have to accept the whole process is a learning curve, and there's no arrival point, just a series of shifting goalposts you get better and better at scoring on." Zoe, founder of Art Jiu Jitsu Life

Möki Studios: Crushing Beauty Standards with Self-Love Body Statues

"My vision for Möki is to challenge everyone’s view on body image a little differently from the usual beauty standards the media portrays," Stephanie, Founder of Möki Studios